While dance art is primarily associated with the medium of movement and performance, many painters and sculptors throughout history have been inspired by Dance and incorporated it into their artworks.
Edgar Degas is one of the most famous examples of a painter inspired by Dance. Degas was a French Impressionist painter known for his depictions of ballet dancers. He created numerous paintings, drawings, and pastels of dancers, often capturing them during their movements or rehearsing backstage. His works convey a sense of lightness, grace, and beauty while revealing the rigorous training and hard work that goes into becoming a professional dancer. His works were highly influential in the development of modern Dance and sculpture.
Sculptors have also been inspired by Dance and have created sculptures that capture the beauty and fluidity of movement. Auguste Rodin, a French sculptor, created a series of dancers’ sculptures characterized by their dynamic poses and flowing lines. His works captured the energy and passion of the dancers and were often created using unconventional techniques, such as combining fragments of different sculptures to create a new composition.
Overall, dance has been a source of inspiration for many artists throughout history and has been represented in various mediums, including painting, sculpture, and other forms of visual art.
Bronze Dance art
ICAS gallery artists Dance Art! in human form in a rhythmic motion
We follow the work of two different styles of artists in the gallery, British art sculptor John W. Mills and Ukrainian figurative artist Katya Gridneva, and learn how their works capture the expression of Dance art. Learn about the Art and artists whose works we showcase and enjoy their narrative and the creative process & selected mediums of bronze, painting and drawing, portrayed as examples of Dance art.
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ICAS Dance Art
The history of the earliest form of Dance art traces back to the Indian origins, the period of the Vedas, which date back to around 1000 B.C, and the image of Shiva, the Lord of Dance.